- Go to slide 1 out of 5
- Go to slide 2 out of 5
- Go to slide 3 out of 5
- Go to slide 4 out of 5
- Go to slide 5 out of 5
3. Lean the person forward and give them 5 blows to the back with the heel of your hand.
4. If this does not work, stand behind the person and wrap your arms around the person’s waist.
5. Make a fist with one hand. Place the thumb side of your fist just above the person’s navel, well below the breastbone.
Review Date 3/31/2017
Updated by: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.